Tons to look forward to
The Xbox One may not have the sheer number of exclusive games set to release in 2014 that the PS4 does, but Microsoft has done a wonderful job of securing console exclusive deals for many of the most anticipated upcoming releases.
Below are the best of the best in terms of the Xbox One’s exclusive offerings that have the gaming world giddy with excitement.
*Author’s Note: as previously stated, the games listed represent a selection of both Xbox One exclusive games and Microsoft exclusive titles.
6 – Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is less than a week away from launching on both of Microsoft’s Consoles, and it looks pretty spectacular. The third-person shooter take on the smash hit series represents an interesting departure for the franchise that allows for PvZ fans to enjoy a new side of the long-running, quirky war between the shambling dead and flourishing flowers.
The game’s whimsical visuals allow for an enjoyable take on the popular competitive shooter market, allowing gamers to frag to their heart’s content in a unique setting.
5 – D4
Hidetake ‘Swery65’ Suehiro has built a reputation for himself by creating some of the most bizarre video games ever created. Best known for his work on the perfectly strange Deadly Premonition, seeing Swery65’s name attached to any game is an indication that gamers will be in for an insane experience.
D4 (Dark Dreams Don’t Die) is Swery65’s newest project and perhaps his strangest yet. The Xbox One exclusive title features and episodic storytelling approach that utilizes the Kinect controls in order to help the game’s protagonist, David Young, as he travels through time to solve his wife’s murder.
While D4 doesn’t have an official release date just quite yet, it’s a safe bet to assume it will release within the next ten months.
4 – Below
Developed by Capybara Games, Below is an upcoming adventure title shrouded in mystery. Billed as a unique take on the rougelike genre, Below features randomly generated environments and deadly challenges of which the player must overcome.
Permanent death is a fact of life in Below, signifying that player’s will be in for a challenge throughout the game.
3 – Sunset Overdrive
Sunset Overdrive, the upcoming shooter from Insomniac Studios was first revealed in an exciting trailer at E3 2013. The action-packed trailer featured impressive free running, creative weapons and a vibrant color pallet that made the game instantly stand out at the show.
In Sunset Overdrive, players are thrown into a vast world that has been overrun by mutants. By staying agile and flexible, as well as improvising their weaponry, players will have to battle for their survival in a now destroyed city.
2 – Quantum Break
The Finnish developers Remedy Entertainment, best known for their work on Alan Wake have proven time and again that when it comes down to telling an impressive story, they are a cut above the rest.
Quantum Break will blend live-action cutscenes and traditional gameplay that weaves an intricate tale of time travelling. Everything that has been seen so far of Quantum Break looks absolutely thrilling thanks to the game’s tremendous visuals and innovative gameplay elements.
In addition to the Quantum Break game, a television series based off of the game is also in production, allowing players of the game to directly influence the show. Remedy’s writing abilities are sure to be on full display in Quantum Break.
1 – Titanfall
Titanfall is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated video games set to release in 2014. Since the moment Respawn Entertainment announced the upcoming sci-fi first-person shooter, video game fans the world over have been pining to jump into the world of Titanfall.
With a successful beta period underway, the excitement surrounding Titanfall is at an all-time high. While Titanfall is set to release on both PCs and the Xbox 360 in addition to the Xbox One, there is no doubt that Titanfall is primed to show the gaming world just what Microsoft’s newest console is capable of doing.
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